A phase I clinical trial conducted by Emory University in collaboration with researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology has found that influenza vaccination using Band-Aid-like patches with dissolvable microneedles was safe and well-tolerated by study participants, was just as effective in generating immunity against influenza, and was strongly preferred by study participants over vaccination with a hypodermic needle and syringe. The microneedle patch vaccine could also save money because it is easily self-administered, could be transported and stored without refrigeration, and is easily disposed of after use without sharps waste. (источник)
p.s. непонятно, почему эта новость только сейчас у нас появилась. оригинал был 24.08.2017!
p.p.s. помню как в прошлом читал про эту технологию. приятно, что она, таки, выстрелила.